No one imagined what would follow when Maria Chaliamakidou 55 years old on the morning of Thursday February 15, suddenly left with her car from the hospital in Xanthi where she was working. Her colleagues were impressed that she was staring at her watch before she left.
Four days later on Clean Monday, the tragic news came to her sons who were looking for her with anxiety.
The unfortunate woman was found drowned at the beach of Abdera under the chapel of St. John. Her jacket was found to be thrown in the opposite direction, like her keys …
Her car a gold Toyota Yaris was found carefully parked and locked eighteen kilometers away, in Porto Lagos.
Her sons became researchers
Since then her two sons have been turned into researchers to find out if their mother has been trapped and by whom.
The element that led them to deeper research was the keys of her car which were found accidentally after a month and a half. They were hidden in greens on the hill of Ai-Giannis, about three hundred meters away from the point where her body was found.
Additional evidence showing the woman’s surprise before her disappearance and her death were found in her bag, which was left in co-driver seat of her car. The unfortunate mother for some reason had taken from the bank three hundred euros, and she had bought gifts for her grandchildren. In the car, there were two hot coffee bottles that were not investigated for DNA.
From the place where her car was abandoned at the edge of the village of Porto Lagos, an important testimony was given to Tunnel. A resident heard the night of Thursday Maria was lost another car stopping doors to open and close and leave with speed.
Hit on the rocks without any scratches!
While the woman found drowned at the beach with shallow water and sharp rocks, her body did not have the slightest scratch and the jacket she was wearing was several meters away and in the opposite direction.
According to the forensic report the body did not cause injuries or fractures. Only two bruises were found on the head.
The head of the Piraeus Forensic Service, Elias Bojokas, who was found in Tunnel’s studio, said:
“I think the forensic report does not explain enough that the two bruises on the head were caused by rocks rather than by another surface. It is also reported that the body was found to be saponification, which is impossible to happen in seawater within just four days. Medications shown by toxicology tests may appear as a side effect of drowsiness rather than suicidal ideation. Certainly there are questions that need further investigation, such as why there were no injuries to another part of her body when falling into rocks or stones? No fractures were observed that would also be justified by falling into rocks. Also her jacket was outside her body. Nail research for DNA is not mention in the report and the water found in her stomach, it is not clear whether it was sweet or salty. If it was salty, it meant when she fell to the sea she was alive. ”
Significant testimonies that arrived at the show reported that lately before being lost, a person urged her on Facebook to meet her, but she did not respond. Angeliki Nikolouli spoke with him and he assured her that he did not know details of her death and that he had stopped contact after her denial.
Another extraordinary piece of information that the former police director, Thanasis Katerinopoulos crossed out, said that Maria had financial trouble with her ex boyfriend. The experienced officer pointed out that this information must be investigated because it can lead to the solution of the mystery.
“She was looking for a gun because she was afraid of something…”
“Anyone who knows something he must come forward for her soul and her children who are so upset…”
With these words, Maria’s close friend who spoke to Tunnel, appealed to anyone who knows what happened to the troubled mother, to speak.
She described her as a calm person with enormous love for her family, very beautiful and of good character.
Last time she talked to her two days before disappearing. Mary was in good mood, she was on a diet to lose pounds and renovate her home.
Shortly before she died she had told about her desire to meet her ex-boyfriend. Their relationship had a lot of ups and downs and she feared him because he was irritable.
What tortured Mary’s friend was that a month before she was dead, she had told her she wanted to buy a gun.
“The fact that it had in her purse 300 euro impressed me. Never before she had so much money with her. Previously, she had attempted to buy a weapon from some Roma that had asked her for that exact amount. Eventually she did not buy it. What to say; I think the family is right. The evidence in this case are strange. Maybe she met someone to finally buy the gun she wanted and something bad happened…” she concluded.
Avdira Xanthi: The place of the thriller …
In the Abdera area there is a dirt road that leads to the beach. All the way the water is shallow and there are rocks at the bottom. According to her relatives, if Maria fell to the sea from that point, she would have to go through that particular route from Porto Lagos where her car was found on foot. So far, none of the many fishermen in the area have seen her.
“It’s impossible to get here by walking. We do not know what to believe, ” told her son, to ” Tunnel “, from the place where her body was found, four days after her disappearance.
At this point the rocks are very sharp, but the corpse did not bring the slightest scratch on the body.
The jacket she wore when she was lost was not found on her but within five meters and in the opposite direction from the body. In the pocket of the jacket there were the keys of her office. Her second keys were found near the chapel at a great distance …
“Maybe someone brought her here and threw her away,” said the unfortunate son.
Did she have a deadly appointment?
One month after the unfortunate mother was found dead in Avdira on the Clean Monday of 2018 a new element came to light.
A man accidentally caught the keys of her car in greens, next to Saint Yannis’ hillock on the hill above the beach. Thinking that someone had lost them, he hung them on the tap.
Then some other walkers found them and handed them over to the police.
This removed the mother’s relatives from the possibility of suicide and led them to further investigations.
They tried to put in a series the events of the fatal day that she was lost. That morning she went to work with her car. Suddenly she asked permission and left.
“Maybe she had an appointment or she came up as she was in her job. Mary used to put the car keys in her jacket pocket. It is not possible for the keys to “fly” from Porto Lagos to here, nor from the sea that was found on the hill. I think she was with someone else and everything was done here, “she told her daughter in law.
She met them and they threw her into the sea?”
None of Maria’s close relatives could imagine the evil that would have found their family.
“From the day she disappeared, we began to worry because she was not responding to our constant calls. At the birthday of my children I wished that she would come to wish them because she expected for days. As long as she was late, I did not want to think of anything bad and that she wanted surprised us. When we realized that her car was missing, then we decided to open her house, ” her son Dimitris said to Tunnel.
The image he saw when he entered her personal space showed that the unfortunate woman had left her like she was in hurry.
When her sons were intimidated with the Xanthi Hospital where she was working, they were told they had been given a one-day leave.
“I do not think my mother left alone. There are many things that do not fill the puzzle in the case. Her body was far removed from where her car was found. Her keys were found elsewhere. There are gaps…”, her son said.
“I think she had an appointment there. Maybe she wanted to buy something and that’s why she had taken money from the bank. Now something went wrong? Did he or those who met her go to St. Giannis, kill her and throw her into the sea? Nothing I can exclude except that she felt in the water herself. There is no case, she was afraid of the sea … The forensic report shows that her body was struck before her death and this has to be investigated, “he told Tunnel.
Every day he visits her memorial and a huge why is torturing him.
“I want to know the truth. It burns me inside … Do whatever you can to learn what happened to this soul … She did not deserve it … “, he concluded excitedly.
The case file was handed over to the Prosecutor of Xanthi for the investigation to proceed in depth research and to order the removal of telephone and banking secrecy.